I looked at mine and I have no tabs. There are two metal brackets. I bought the car used. I wonder if the previous owner or someone working on it broke the tabs. Anyone else seen this?Super-duper easy. No tools required. It's a 5 minute job.
Filter Part Numbers: (Pick one)
AC Delco: CF3348C
Premium Guard: PC99011C
Filter is located underneath the dash on the passenger side.
Push two tabs in, and filter door can be pulled downward:
Filter slides out:
Installation is reverse of removal.